30 Day Limited Warranty
Official Bat Of Major League Baseball
Approximate 2 1/2 Inch Barrel Diameter
Approximate -3 Length To Weight Ratio
C271L Turn Model
Ink Dot Certification Proves Slope Of Grain For MLB Approval
Manufactured With Pride In The United States
Natural To Black
MLB Grade Maple Wood Construction Save Save
More Balanced Swing Weight Score
New Craftsman-Style Cup Features A Thicker Width Edge At The End Of The Barrel
New Knob Medallion
New Revolutionary EXOPRO Finish 2x Harder Than The Previous EXOARMOR
Seamless Decals Deliver A Pristine Look Without Added Stress Or Heat
Standard Handle Supplies Better Control At The Plate
Louisville Slugger Prime C271 Maple Wood Baseball Bat: WTLWPM27LA20
It pays to keep thing simple when the game is on the line. With the Sand Black Prime C271 baseball bat from Louisville Slugger, you'll let opposing pitchers know you'll all business. This bat is born from Louisville's beloved C271 line, which is the brand's most popular standard turning bat amongst Major League pros. Only the top 3 percent of all maple woods makes the cut for Louisville's MLB-grade bats and this model C271 has good looks to prove it.
This Sand Black C271 offers a sleek and minimal design with a high-gloss black finished barrel and natural maple handle. All the logos and text are flawlessly integrated with Louisville's Seamless Decal technology, so there are no visible lines or raised features. With this model C271, Louisville kept their medium barrel, standard handle, and max tapered knob, but added a touch of weight in the barrel for a medium balance. This allows for optimal bat speed with an added touch of power on contact.
Like all of Louisville Slugger's 2020 MLB Prime bats, this Sand Black edition features an inset knob medallion providing the bat's wood species, MLB Prime certification, and length. The model name and number are also engraved in the wood surrounding the medallion. This bat also features Louisville's new premium EXOPRO finish for professional-grade gloss, unmatched durability, and superior hardness you'll both feel and hear on contact.
Louisville Slugger backs all of their 2020 MLB Prime baseball bats against both manufacturing defects and some mishaps on the field. Any manufacturing or material flaws are covered for 30 days from the time of purchase. In some cases, Louisville will also cover bats that show cupping defects, severe splintering, and denting due to normal game play.
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About the Brand
In 1842, J. Frederick Hillerich emigrated with his family from Baden-Baden, Germany to the United States. Eight years before, the 1834 Book of Sports had made its debut as the nation's first publication covering baseball. But when he arrived in Baltimore, J. Frederick Hillerich would never have dreamed of the future impact his family would have on America's favorite pastime.
After a short while, the Hillerichs moved to Louisville, where J. Fred started a woodworking shop in 1856. Two of his sons, Adam and John Andrew "Bud" were born in the United States and would later join their father in his business. By 1864 "J.F. Hillerich, Job Turning" was in operation and filled orders for businesses by custom-turning everything from balusters to bedposts.
The firm thrived, and by 1875 the little woodworking shop employed about 20 people. In 1880 Bud Hillerich, who was an amateur baseball player, became an apprentice in his father's shop. Young Bud made his own baseball bats along with bats for several of his teammates.
The debate over the origins of the first bat continues to generate controversy among baseball enthusiasts, but the younger Hillerich was most certainly involved in getting his father's business involved with what would become the company's signature item. According to company legend, the first bat was turned by Bud for Pete "The Old Gladiator" Browning in 1884. Browning was a star on Louisville's professional American Association team - the Eclipse. On a spring afternoon Bud, then seventeen, witnessed Browning break his favorite bat. Bud offered to make a bat for his hero, and Browning accepted. After the young wood shop apprentice lathed a quality stick from white ash, according to the story, Browning got three hits with it in the next game.
Louisville Slugger gloves are worn by more pitchers in Major League Baseball than any other glove.
|Barrel Diameter||2 1/2|
|Baseball Bats||Wood Baseball|
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|Hitting Style||Contact Hitter|
|Price||$100 - $199.99 $100 - $149.99|
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